Over the past year or so we've had the opportunity to watch our niece Sparrow once a week. She was only a few months old when we began. It has been fun seeing her grow and learn to do things like walk, talk, and eat on her own. It has also been rewarding for me, as a dad, to see our boys play with her and take on some of the responsibilies of caring for her.
The other day when she was here, she started crying a little after waking from a nap; and the boys rushed into the room to cuddle her. She actually stopped crying right when she saw them, so I just grabbed the camera and snapped a couple pictures to remember the moment. It's one of those stories I look forward to reminding them of in the future when they are all grown up.